The Morning Preflight

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A peaceful morning begins with a slow walk to the ramp, where the object of your adventures sleeps.

Covers removed before flight
Propeller cleared of obstructions
No dents or scratches to the fuselage
Wings spread out in welcome
Rudder lock removed and cleared
Windshield wiped of all the buggies
Gassed up and ready to go

Taxiing to the end of the runway, the air calls your attention and the morning truly begins. Full power, airspeed alive, ailerons to the wind and add some back pressure.

Suddenly, the stall horn interrupts my peace, blaring in my ears and I realize I’m not lifting an airplane from the ground, I’m lifting a baby with another exhaust leak.

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